If we’re talking about vinyl in 2014, we have to talk about Jack White. In April, rock‘n’roll’s self-appointed analog evangelist celebrated Record Store Day by teaming up with United Record Pressing in Nashville to put out the “World’s Fastest Released Record.” At 10 a.m., White and his band recorded a live version of his new album Lazaretto’s title track at his own Third Man studios, then drove the masters to United, where it went immediately onto a 7” press, before ending up in fans’ hands at the Third Man store. From start to finish, the process took 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 21 seconds.
posted by josher71
on Jul 29, 2014 -
Is Dexter Romweber
about to finally get his due
? One of the great underground geniuses
of rock, in the late 1980s and early 90s
Romweber fronted The Flat Duo Jets
. Their brand of raw, pared-down rockabilly
and influential, if never commercially viable
. Now Jack White, who has always acknowledged
his musical indebtedness to Romweber, has produced a new 7" EP
(in addition, a new album
, not produced by White, features Exene Cervenka, Chan Marshall, and Neko Case). Romweber seems poised
to receive some long overdue recognition
. It's about time
posted by ornate insect
on Jun 19, 2009 -
"Who is this Loretta Lynn chick, anyway?". Jack White
, in a skintight, red cowboy suit
, seemed a little nervous when he came out to introduce his opening act. So nervous, in fact, that the White Stripes frontman offered a cautionary preface of sorts to the massive huddle of young fans at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. "Now I want you all to be very nice to my next guest. I think she's the greatest female singer-songwriter of the 20th century
,". The crowd looked around at each other, visibly puzzled.
, Loretta Lynn
has found her Rick Rubin
. Finally. Much like the producer who revitalized
Johnny Cash's career
with spare, homespun recordings
, White has raised the notion of Loretta Lynn
as a hip, renegade country artist. The transformation is of the same magnitude as Emmylou Harris's ethereal work with Daniel Lanois
in the mid-'90s.
posted by matteo
on Apr 27, 2004 -
For anyone in "the know," it's no secret that Jack + Meg White
are not brother and sister but actually are a divorced couple posing as siblings. Glorious Noise
has posted a copy of their marriage certificate.
But aren't we all brothers and sisters in rock n' roll?
posted by modularette
on May 26, 2002 -